Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion
It doesn't really have anything to do with him being sixteen, it's a societal thing. He can either leave her a "ruined" woman
You skipped a beat - the 'ruining' of her honour to begin with, which has everything to do with him being sixteen. I'd assume if he was older he'd be less likely to sleep with unmarried noblewomen if he actually cared about their honour.
Again, you can't treat him having sex with her like a gun accidentally going off. It's something he did on purpose and while conscious.
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